It's been nothing short of an absolutely gorgeous day throughout the Tri-State; a breezy northerly wind flow kept temperatures from climbing much higher than the upper 70s and low 80s area wide. This evening will be equally comfortable - after seeing temperatures near 78° around dinnertime, we'll dip toward 68° by 10PM and as low as 58° just before dawn Saturday. The cool, crisp start to our holiday weekend will set the stage for yet another beautiful day tomorrow. We'll tip the scales at 82° along the Ohio on Saturday afternoon (that's 7° below the norm for this time of the year). Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and so too must our brief string of comfortable weather.
The core of high pressure responsible for both our beautiful Friday and Saturday will gradually push east across the Tri-State between Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. During that period, our northerly winds will weaken and shift southward, allowing more heat and humidity to roll back up the Mississippi and into the Ohio Valley for the 4th of July. Your cookouts, get-togethers and fireworks displays look as though they'll be a bit on the toasty side. After only falling as low as 63° Sunday morning, the mercury will quickly climb back to 90° by 3PM or 4PM. While the humidity isn't expected to be necessarily oppressive, "feels like" temperatures may reach 91° or 92° that afternoon. By sunset (8:16 PM), temperatures will have dipped into the mid 80s; it'll be 81° in Evansville by the time the fireworks get underway that evening. If there's a silver lining here, the dry weather is expected to linger through the weekend ahead. Enjoy and be safe this weekend!